The Fish House opens in Dubai Festival City

Ice bars, fresh fish and waterfront views at this new restaurant


There’s a fresh new seafood restaurant in Dubai Festival City, and we can’t check wait to check it out.

The Fish House, in InterContinental Dubai Festival City, is now serving up a range of top-notch fish dishes, from its charming location along Dubai Festival City’s waterfront.

There’s an à la carte menu, complete with dishes including The Fish House prawn cocktail (Dhs85), charcoal grilled octopus (Dhs11) and fish kibbah nayeh (Dhs75) to start. There’s also a range of The Fish House towers for two – including hot and cold versions starting at Dhs545. Main courses include old fashioned fisherman’s stew (Dhs65), lobster linguine (Dhs165) and The Fish House fish and chips (Dhs85).

Dishes are cooked up by Head Chef Matteo Guerra, who has worked in kitchens around the world from Denmark to France, Germany, Canada and the Middle East.

Originally from Italy, Chef Matteo says, “Dubai’s dining scene is evolving and expanding at a rapid pace and it’s a very exciting hub to be a part of. At The Fish House we aim to offer a menu of refined simplicity with maximum taste, ensuring a high quality, memorable experience for our guests.”

On top of the regular menu, there’s the option to choose your own catch from the fish market-style ice bar, and have it cooked the way you like. You can also select your own side, sauce. Cooking styles include deep-fried, pan-fried, poached, oven-baked, breaded and barbecued, so whatever your taste, you’ll be covered.

“The centrepiece of The Fish House experience is our signature raw bar which houses our charcoal and wood grill, allowing our team to prepare your meal right at the heart of the venue,” says general manager Ben Nicholas. “In addition, our hero Fish House Tower dishes are what sets us apart, showcasing an impressive assortment of premium fresh delicacies of the ocean. We cherish the food, the theatre and the atmosphere”.

The new restaurant is inspired by local heritage and prides itself on using the freshest produce.
It promises an “authentic dining experience, accompanied by a social and warm atmosphere”.

“Over the past century fishing and pearl diving have been at the heart of Emirati life, with the Gulf playing home to a wide variety of fish and sea treasures. The Fish House is the proud recipient of this daily bounty and we are extremely excited to be able to share this boat to table dining experience,” says James Koratzopoulos, of InterContinental Dubai Festival City.

If you love fish, you know where to go.
Open Sun-Thu noon-3pm, 7pm-11pm; Fri-Sat 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-11pm. InterContinental Dubai Festival City (04 701 1127).

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